Hemp is due a hayday as farm-grown revival begins across UK
The British Hemp Company has launched a mill in Warminster and has boosted its plans for 12 farms across the UK, with its founder Stephen Glover pointing out that being locally grown it avoids the carbon footprint of imports. In the 1930s hemp fell out of favour in Britain after the price fell and a government disinformation campaign wrongly linked hemp with Cannabis.
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Movers & Shakers
Water re-use firm's CSR cycle to work scheme results in donation to the SHIFT fund to Bike Worcester
Worcester based company Aquabio Ltd, specialising in industrial water re-use and anaerobic digestion, have donated the proceeds of their corporate social responsibility SHIFT scheme to Bike Worcester, a local volunteer group with the aim of supporting more people to choose bikes as a regular mode of transport.
Changing the face of construction with a new way to use wood
Pollywood Ltd are a British start-up, who aim to change the face of construction. Wood is gaining new advocates in off-site construction. Pollywood's strength and light weight will add a new way to use wood for building.
In Response to Recent Devastating Natural Disasters, BRE & CRS Unveil Emergency Relief Humanitarian Shelter
The increasing number and scale of natural disasters throughout the world, highlighted by the recent Hurricane Irma, has given rise to a collaborative exhibit by BRE and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) that was unveiled at BRE's Innovation Park in Watford.
The Society for the Environment's boss recognised for female CEO excellence and Society also gives out Honary Fellowship to university professor
The Society for the Environment has been recognised twice in the inaugural Female CEO Excellence Awards, with an award for CEO, Dr Emma Wilcox, and for the Society's environmental professional register.
Leading names share their sustainability solutions insights at RWM
Speakers from M&S, WRAP, Adnams and The London Waste and Recycling Board will share their insights on future trends, policy and circular solutions. RWM brings together key industry stakeholders to discuss ways of unlocking sustainable wealth opportunities from the UK's resources.